6029 proves that the bigger locomotives can be restored?

 
  1084 "Cockatiel" Station Master

Location: Dapto NSW
With the recent restoration of the mighty Garratt 6029, this proves that the big projects like restoring the four remaining steam giants of our state could be possible. The most likely of the locomotives to follow 6029 would be 6040 and 5711, as they are part of Thirlmere and have been "MOSTLY" looked after for their time in the museum.

I recall hearing a rumour from a member at Valley heights last year that they had been told to cease all restoration efforts on 5711, does anyone know any more about this?

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  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
With the recent restoration of the mighty Garratt 6029, this proves that the big projects like restoring the four remaining steam giants of our state could be possible.
"1084 Cockatiel"


Anything can be restored. All you need is either outright ownership or permission from the owner, technical know-how, a dedicated workforce, and unlimited cash.
  georges Train Controller

With the recent restoration of the mighty Garratt 6029, this proves that the big projects like restoring the four remaining steam giants of our state could be possible.
1084 "Cockatiel
A suitable workshop, not to mention a rich uncle with a bottomless supply of cash, would help a lot.

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  1084 "Cockatiel" Station Master

Location: Dapto NSW
What has been happening specifically with 5711?
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Would 5711 be a good working proposition? I have read that its high axle load and overall width meant it couldn't go beyond Wallerawang, Thirroul or Junee. Can somebody who has more knowledge comment on this?
  1084 "Cockatiel" Station Master

Location: Dapto NSW
Would 5711 be a good working proposition? I have read that its high axle load and overall width meant it couldn't go beyond Wallerawang, Thirroul or Junee. Can somebody who has more knowledge comment on this?
Valvegear
Similar problems were encountered with the garratt. Thanks to the wide carriages with our electric stock, all stations within the Ex Cityrail network would be cleared for the locomotive. Regarding weight, unless the grade of rail the state has been using has gone backwards since the 50's it would be completely fine.
  Spinner5711 Train Controller

A 57 or 58, like for instance 5711, should be able to anywhere that POTS like an 81 Class can go, based on axle loading.  Loading gauge clearances are fine for most places.  Curvature and tighter single line tunnels would be the biggest impediment to where it could go.

The people working on 5711 know that they can't touch the locomotive part until they've completed the tender.

Also let us remember, restoration = static exhibit.  Overhaul = running locomotive.
  1084 "Cockatiel" Station Master

Location: Dapto NSW
A 57 or 58, like for instance 5711, should be able to anywhere that POTS like an 81 Class can go, based on axle loading.  Loading gauge clearances are fine for most places.  Curvature and tighter single line tunnels would be the biggest impediment to where it could go.

The people working on 5711 know that they can't touch the locomotive part until they've completed the tender.

Also let us remember, restoration = static exhibit.  Overhaul = running locomotive.
Spinner5711
Doesn't the AHRS in Canberra have the last 58 tender? Wouldn't that be a good replacement for the tender on 5711?
  Spinner5711 Train Controller

There are couple of 58 Class tenders in existence.  The one in Canberra is a tank/superstructure/body (whatever you want to call it) only.  DSRM has a tender 'body' with tender underframe and a set of bogies, so it is more complete.  Each of these has been modified for non-locomotive service, so they'd require significant work to make them complete, mechanically serviceable and usable behind 5711.  Preceding any of that, release from present owners/custodians would have to be granted.
  steve_w_1990 Junior Train Controller

Location: Trying to fix something on the PTA Network
As stated before anything can be restor